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Zong Qinghou
宗庆后
Born October 1945 (age 71)
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Residence Hangzhou
Nationality Chinese
Occupation Chairman & CEO, Hangzhou Wahaha Group
Net worth $10.0 billion (Forbes, January 2015)[1]
$20.8 billion (Hurun, January 2015)[2]
Spouse(s) Shi Youzhen
Children Kelly Zong[3]

If the nation is rich but people are poor, the country cannot be strong, and society will be unstable.
Zong Qinghou
We are working to understand the tastes of people born in the 1980s and 1990s – it is very different from my generation. We do our own research. Marketing research companies, I think, are relatively academic.
Zong Qinghou
We don't need to solve the problem of the rich-poor gap. We need to solve the problem of common prosperity.
Zong Qinghou
The U.S. and European markets have become mature, profit margins are lower, and equipment isn't so new. Because profits are relatively low, it limits the willingness of companies to invest in newer equipment.
Zong Qinghou
When you are poor, you'll have to think of ways to be better off.
People who get rich early should help the rest get rich.
Many people find themselves with illness as they become successful: higher blood pressure and diabetes.
Zong Qinghou
I believe wealth should be in the hands of those who know how to create more wealth.
Zong Qinghou
In China, you have to have a strong leader for a business to get anything done.
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For a long time, I couldn't even afford food and clothing. I climbed from the very bottom of the society.
Zong Qinghou